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Author Topic: LA Times PUZ, March 2021  (Read 4473 times)

Glenn9999

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2021, 11:24:43 PM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Fri, Mar 26, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Gary Larson / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
AFTRA.GAPES.STE
COWER.AROMA.CON
CRICKETCLUB.RUG
OMS..LES..LEICA
LETDRY..FLEABAG
ARTOO.STLO.RENE
DLIST.AIOLIS...
EYE.FLYBALL.MAR
...CLOSET.IRATE
ARGO.AMTS.ANDYS
BEELINE..ACCEPT
AVIAN..EAT..NIL
SIS.BEETLEJUICE
EVE.OVINE.INCAS
DEL.XANAX.FEELS
<ACROSS>
Merged thespian union
Stares
Sault __ Marie
Show fear
Draw in the air
Disadvantage
Nightspot in "A Bug's Life"?
Throw __
Meditation sounds
"__ Alyscamps": van Gogh work
Canon competitor
Hang out in the sun
Purse in "A Bug's Life"?
"Star Wars" droid
Normandy battle town
"Raising Buchanan" star Auberjonois
Not-so-VIP group
Garlicky sauces
Private __
Fancy dance in "A Bug's Life"?
Disfigure
Skeleton's place?
Hopping mad
Mythological ship
Recipe info: Abbr.
Frozen custard chain in 14 states
Queue in "A Bug's Life"?
Swallow
Winged, perhaps
Down
Zip
Member of the fam
Fruity beverage in "A Bug's Life"?
Day before Thanksgiving, e.g.
Woolly, say
Ancient Peruvians
Actor Benicio __ Toro
Alprazolam brand
Believes
<DOWN>
Four-star review, e.g.
At one time
Flexible fastener
__ hall
Ancient sanctuary
Box office take
Rainbows, say
Party pro
Earthbound bird
Valuable fur
Professional copyist
Colorful bird
Occupy
Tarzan player Ron
Good listeners?
They're allowed
Cracking-up letters
Fountain orders
Veg out
Bully's reply
Land with yaks
Like a pelvic artery
Advance
Tried to get along
Irregular
Fidgety
Tab, e.g.
Org. with an elephant in its logo
Put down
Bring back
Dr. Seuss' real last name
Mail collector
Had a bite
Italian hot spot
"Jeopardy!" name for 36 years
Actress Longoria
German article
Brand "choosy moms choose," in ads
French article

Badir

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2021, 02:46:08 PM »
Thanks for looking into this, Glenn!

Badir/David

Glenn9999

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2021, 11:25:14 PM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Sat, Mar 27, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Craig Stowe / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
OFFCAMERA..JARS
PERPLEXED.DINAH
TRIALRUNS.ENNIO
SNO.JILT.MAXINE
...BOTTOMED.EFS
.WEAK.SUERS.POT
KHAKIS.TALE.ORO
RESENTS.TOASTER
ANY.GRAM.TSETSE
BID.AURAS.CAST.
ANO.STALWART...
PRECIS.TARO.PSI
POSED.METALHEAD
EMILE.ASHBLONDE
LETT..SEESSTARS
<ACROSS>
Heard but not seen, as sound effects
Disconcerts
In a fog
Shore seen on TV
Tests
Film composer Morricone
__-Caps
Stand up
__ Waters, most senior Black woman in Congress
Reached the nadir, with "out"
Waffle center?
__ spot
Court figures
Bluffer's objective
Casual Fridays attire, perhaps
Account
__ Valley: Tucson suburb
Begrudges
Breville product
"__ luck?"
Five carats
Tswana for "fly"
Bridge action
Sights seen by seers, maybe
Throw
Doce meses
Valiant
Abstract
Plant with corms
Greek letter used in the Shrödinger equation
Put forward
Black Sabbath devotee, say
Hirsch of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
Fair-haired
Estonian neighbor
Reels
<DOWN>
Decides
Flowerless plant
Texas river named for its chilly waters
Busy pro around this time
"Seriously ... "
Distinction
Celebrates big-time
Let
They're seen in some wars
Spell
She plays Sheldon's grandma (Meemaw) on "Young Sheldon"
Much of Vancouver Island
Skechers milieu
The Israel Museum display
Wine denigrated in "Sideways"
Make madeleines, e.g.
Heart
Conformist's phrase
"Not too much"
Fourth-grade teacher in Springfield Elementary School
Automotive suspension components
First name in desserts
See 55-Down
Blue- or gray-furred cat
Wrap snugly
Small-muzzled horses
TD Garden NBAer
Four-time Gold Glove winner Tony
__ City: Baghdad suburb
Ancient midpoint marker, more or less
Family figures
With 35-Down, precarious place

BJMcBean

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2021, 11:13:27 PM »
Thanks, again, for posting the puzzles. I really appreciate you!

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2021, 11:23:46 PM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Sun, Mar 28, 2021 - "Body Language"
<AUTHOR>
Morton J. Mendelson / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
21x21
<GRID>
.LIMA.AROMA.MEMOS.ABS
YETIS.REPEL.IVANA.MAL
WHENSHELISTENEDTO.ACA
CAMEEASY.SALINE..ETON
ARSONS..MYRIBTICKLING
....TONNE...USTOUR...
SIDESPLITTERS..CEOPAY
TOOSTEEP.RBI.FRO.YADA
UNISON...IAN.AUNT.PEN
BETE..ANDMYGUTBUSTING
...NUCLEI...PALTRY...
KNEESLAPPERSSHE..PICA
NOD.BORA.DEN...ISINON
OLES.SML.INI.RENTFREE
XANADU..STOPPEDCRYING
...GARISH...PAULO....
HEREYESOUTAND..INRAGS
AVES..TISANE.MONGOLIA
PIC.LAUGHEDHERHEADOFF
PTA.LYNNE.ORRIN.RESTE
YEP.DEKED.RUSSO.MOSS.
<ACROSS>
South American capital
Cinnamon roll appeal
Staff lines?
Sit-up targets
Coolers that sound really cool
Disgust
Trump who had a cameo in "The First Wives Club"
Lousy start?
Start of a quip
Obamacare, briefly
Was a piece of cake
Like brackish water
George Orwell's alma mater
Fiery felonies
Quip, part 2
Approximately 2,200 pounds
Series of natl. concerts
Quip, part 3
Remuneration reported in SEC Form 10-K, part 3
Excessively expensive
MLB statistic
To's partner
"And so on" word
Perfect agreement
Author Fleming
May, to Peter Parker
Write
__ noire
Quip, part 4
Cell centers
Trivial
Quip, part 5
Type type
Drift (off)
Afghanistan's Tora __ region
Thieves' hideout
Knows about
Cries of approval
Tee options, initially
Pasta suffix
How a college resident advisor lives
Site of Kubla Khan's palace
Quip, part 6
Overly vivid
See 14-Down
Quip, part 7
Shabbily dressed
D.C.'s Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
Rose hip infusion, e.g.
Landlocked Asian country
FB upload
End of the quip
Class-conscious gp.?
Jeff of ELO
Longtime senator Hatch
What's left, in Lyon
"You betcha!"
Feinted on ice
Eastwood co-star in "In the Line of Fire"
Forest floor growth
<DOWN>
"The Merry Widow" composer
Tabloid couples
Sal of "Rebel Without a Cause"
Okays
Greek counterpart of Mars
Fall back (on)
Cosmetics company that began as Odontorium Products Inc.
Like some breakups
Promising spot?
Shuttle, perhaps
Shot put and javelin
Got to the top
Can.'s southernmost point is in it
With 96-Across, Brazilian city
First-class strings
Symbolic food to bring home
Challenge for a language learner
Fem. advocacy group
Doesn't fill, as calendar slots
New Haven alum
Jetson at the Little Dipper School
Citi Field player
Milk source
Letter before ar
30-Down's div.
Chill in the air
Theater memento
Actress Skye
"No more procrastinating!"
Ancient Qumran denizen
Piping, perhaps
Company with a four-color lowercase logo
Match site
Big __: baseball's David Ortiz
Mideast gulf port
Yin and __
Party chaired by Mahmoud Abbas
Russian capital
Original D&D co.
Warning sound
The Himalayan monal is its national bird
Onion __
P.O. alternative
Epitomize
Port letters
Feeling of finality
Fortune-filled fort
"A Streetcar Named Desire" setting, informally
Prime real estate?
Dele and stet, say
Apt "casino" rhyme
Sassy sort
Crucifix letters
Either of two filmmaking brothers
Uncommon blood type: Abbr.
Slope
Coerce
Wise ones
Blues-rocker Chris
End of a Brigham Young address?
Wedding __
Quieted, but often not quietly
Opposite of COD
"My performance was awful!"
Elegantly groomed
Smiling, probably
Text with an RSVP
Sportscast staple
__ Bo
Dual conjunction
'60s jacket style
Copland ballet with a hoedown
At __: clueless
Natural talents
One way to play it
3-D med. tools
"Oops!"
Honorary legal deg.
Bit of bridge obedience
Um cousins

Glenn9999

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2021, 11:25:17 PM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Mon, Mar 29, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Don Gagliardo / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
16x15
<GRID>
KASHA.RIPS.HOWTO
FILER.ARIA.IDAHO
CLOSE.TANG.REPEL
..PINASQUARE.IMO
ABSTAIN.PSA.STAN
LEIA.DEB..VIKING
PANTS.SUBMENU...
..KINATRIANGLE..
...OILSPOT.ELMER
AVANTI..SEC.ICAN
SOBS.BAM.RUSSETS
COD.RINACIRCLE..
EDUCE.IKEA.RAIDS
NOCAL.TELL.ENNUI
DOTTY.ARTS.EDGER
<ACROSS>
Buckwheat porridge
Tears, as paper
Hobbyist's book
One submitting a tax return
Operatic solo
State bordering both Nevada and Canada
"Almost!"
Drink brand associated with NASA missions
Fight off
"Parking" image, on signs
"As I see it," to a texter
Stay alcohol-free
Ad that spreads awareness, briefly
Baseball's Musial
Princess from a galaxy far, far away
Society newcomer
Minnesota NFLer
Slacks
Second drop-down list, say
"Kosher" image, on labels
Garage floor blemish
Wabbit hunter Fudd
Forward, to Fellini
"Just a __!"
"Count on me!"
Blubbers
"Pow!" relative
Potatoes often used for fries
Cape __, Mass.
"Registered" image, on product names
Draw out
DIY furniture brand
Fridge forays
Diet-friendly
Blab
Boredom
Eccentric
Creative pursuits, with "the"
Yard-grooming tool
<DOWN>
Fast-food co. serving buckets
Feel sick
Aptly named clean-up basin
Speaker's ers or ums
Sports spot
Some rodent homes
Baghdad's land
Alluring poster
Long stories
Add to the staff
Poetic salute
Elk
28-Across nickname
Chinese tea
Help
Poetic bird of one word
Mont Blanc, e.g.
Arthur of "The Golden Girls"
King Kong's home
Patting-the-baby's-back goal
"Picnic" playwright
Petulant state
Book jacket blurbs
"His Dark __": fantasy trilogy
Defendant's story
Hosting the roast
Use the feed bag
OR attendants
Go up
Ritualistic kind of doll
Kidnap
Surly mutt
Singer Baker with eight Grammys
Manufacturer
Stony debris
Count (on)
Gael or Breton
Lap-loving pet
Past __: late
__ Loin of Beef: Bugs Bunny character

Glenn9999

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2021, 11:27:42 PM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Tue, Mar 30, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Prasanna Keshava / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
TEMP.SCOT.JAFFE
ALOE.ETRE.UBERX
flOPSWEat.DAREI
TEN.TEAL.SITARS
..chaRMBRACElet
OCHER...ENID...
COIL..PRADA.NET
hoLDTHEAPPLAuse
OKD.HOSTS..UMPS
...BRUT...STENT
maTRONOFHOnor..
ERRAND.LOBO.OOO
STANG.HOMEBOUND
ASIDE.SUMS.ANTE
SYNOD.TREE.ROOS
<REBUS>
MARK ;
<ACROSS>
Holiday sub
Kilt wearer
"Mazes and Monsters" novelist Rona
Natural soother
To be, to Balzac
Popular ride app's basic level of service
Perspiration cause by fear of failure
"Is it too risky?"
X
Turquoise kin
Indian strings
Lucky wristband
Autumn shade
Children's author Blyton
Spiral shape
Fashion label from Milan
Gross less deductions
"Don't cheer yet!"
Gave the go-ahead
Emcees
Ballpark officials
Fabergé perfume, originally
Surgical tube
Best woman?
Gofer's task
University of New Mexico player
Game-winning line
Arnold of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
Confined to one's residence ... or, as the circles show, a description of four puzzle answers
"All kidding __ ... "
Totals
Poker stake
Church council
Redwood, e.g.
Aussie hoppers
<DOWN>
Only president who was also chief justice
Vogue alternative
One born under the sign of Cancer
Oomph
Refuse conduit
Third-stringers
Dental care brand
Asian New Year
Court-ordered, as a review
Eased up
Born in the wild
"__ Jacques"
Live and breathe
Sun, for one
"500" initials on Wall Street
Repressed, with "in"
Harvests
It's eight in Madrid
"Order up!" shouter
Italian sauce with pine nuts
Word before race or trap
Top dog
"SportsCenter" channel
Midterm or final
Crowded into
Elvis' "__ Dog"
Camera setting that does everything except point and shoot
Best Actor winner for "On the Waterfront"
Hoity-toity sort
Parts of Western landscapes
Culturally pretentious
Get in shape
Pancake maker's need
Metz man
Quite overweight
Fully aware of, as a scheme
Lofty verses
Post-WWII pres.
Rowboat mover

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2021, 09:09:55 PM »
Does anyone know an easy ways to do all of this through the iPad? I’ve done it before on my laptop but won’t have it when I travel.  Surely I should be able to easily copy the text, save and then open it on my iPad.

Glenn9999

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2021, 11:24:37 PM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Wed, Mar 31, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Joe Deeney / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
16x15
<GRID>
MASAI.SOAMI.DOHA
ORCAS.CFLAT.OPAL
PERSONOFINTEREST
ETA..ALE...DANG.
DOWNANDDIRTY.WAD
SOLOS...BUYSTIME
...REF.PASS.IDEA
..QUARTERHORSE..
STUN.OOPS.NOS...
THISISUS...TUBAS
LIV.STRINGCHEESE
.NEIN...OOO..IAN
FIRSTTHINGSFIRST
ACAI.NARCO.TRUER
NETS.TYKES.CATTY
<ACROSS>
Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations __ Ujiri
"Ditto!"
Qatar's capital
Largest members of the dolphin family
B's equivalent
Iridescent gem
2010s sci-fi crime drama starring Michael Emerson
Two after epsilon
Full Sail offering
"Rats!"
Completed in haste
Bill collection?
Diva's numbers
Stalls
NBA official
"I'll skip it"
Noodle output?
Equine sprinter
Leave speechless
"Silly me!"
Discouraging words
NBC drama with two pronouns in its title
Brass in parades
Name that's also a Roman numeral
Pull-and-peel food item
Dresden denial
Castle queenside, in chess notation
"Atonement" author McEwan
"Start at the beginning," and a hint to the four other longest Across answers
Smoothie berry
Traffic cop?
More loyal
Ping-Pong supplies
Kids
Showing one's claws, so to speak
<DOWN>
Fuel-efficient bikes
Playground rebuttal
Prescription, to a layperson?
Remote batteries
Prefix with metric
Take to task
Did in
Whom Clay became
Fellow
Wednesday kin
TV explorer with a monkey named Boots
Hygienist's request
Can really play
Ctrl-__-Del
Photographer Goldin
Freezer aisle brand
Shutout feature
Crossing the pond, say
Pronoun-shaped girders
Hurry
Emmy winner Cicely
Anti-traffic org.
Crying need
Cold coat
__ Challenge: soft drink promotion
Shake in fear over
Series of dates
With 66-Down, nest egg option
Cardinal letters
Metaphor for a treacherous situation
Ain't right?
Lebanon's capital
How flatware is usually sold
Guard at the gate
Time being
"We Got the Beat" group
Trig. ratio
Goddess with cow's horns
Ceiling fixture
Big bang letters?
Mare's meal
Really bug
Consumer protection org.
See 41-Down

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2021, 11:29:04 AM »
The iPad version of Across Lite stubbornly refuses to open anything but a .puz file, and I don't see any easy workaround that would support processing these text source files. Accessing a virtual machine through your iPad wouldn't seem to qualify as "easy".   :D 

More directly, it would be nice if we could post the LAT puzzles as .puz files, but earlier posts have pointed out the lack of support for this option too.

There are some pretty resourceful people using this site who might be able to offer a solution! 

Does anyone know an easy ways to do all of this through the iPad? I’ve done it before on my laptop but won’t have it when I travel.  Surely I should be able to easily copy the text, save and then open it on my iPad.

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2021, 11:33:00 AM »
Does anyone know an easy ways to do all of this through the iPad? I’ve done it before on my laptop but won’t have it when I travel.  Surely I should be able to easily copy the text, save and then open it on my iPad.
I've spent some time trying to figure this out and can't find a way. When you go to Share a text file, Across Lite does not show up as an app to share with. Let me know if you figure it out.

Glenn9999

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2021, 12:30:53 PM »
More directly, it would be nice if we could post the LAT puzzles as .puz files, but earlier posts have pointed out the lack of support for this option too.

I don't have an iPad or know anything about it, or I'd try to help.  Anyway, I thought I'd comment on this a bit more.  Anyway, posting the PUZ files instead of the TXT script is very easy from a technical standpoint.  After all, the process here has failed enough times that it's been automated on my end and actually I could post them much earlier here than I do, much closer to the time they usually appear here when the process works. 

The issue was more finding the stable server space to host the files (I could drop box them easily, but the biggest problem is hosting a front-end HTML) along with the legal permission to distribute them.   The questions on the legal end are the biggest impediment, tbh.  Reposting them on a site that has legal permission when the process here fails is one thing (these forum posts), reposting them on your own server is a totally different thing.  I thought about trying to email Rich Norris and see about that, but since I don't have my own web server, it's a moot point anyway.  Edit: I e-mailed him.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2021, 02:14:12 PM by Glenn9999 »

 


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